3 March 2014
Getting caught in one of the biggest floods Cambodia has seen in years wasn't part of Geography and environment research fellow Chris Hackney's fieldwork plans - but it turned out to be a great opportunity for scientists to learn how rivers behave in extreme conditions.
17 February 2014
Josh Green, PhD Student in Geography and environment has completed an internship at the Department of Health.
10 February 2014
Michael Allchin, MSc in Geographical Information Systems (Online) student has won joint first prize for his dissertation in this year’s GIScRG Masters Dissertation competition. Titled ‘Application of growing self-organising maps to the data-driven classification of hydrological catchments’, Michael's dissertation explored the potential of Growing Self-Organising Maps, a type of Artificial Neural Network which implements unsupervised data mining, to characterise and classify catchments throughout the Province of Alberta, on the basis of comprehensive descriptions of landscape Form, climate Forcing, hydrometrically-manifested Function, and a combination of all of these.
7 February 2014
An international team of researchers, including Professor Mary Edwards at the University of Southampton, has used DNA testing to give a unique view of the diet of large mammals which roamed the northern hemisphere in the last ice-age.
29 January 2014
Our Winter edition of Altitude is now available for you to view online below.
29 January 2014
David Sear, Professor in Physical Geography from Geography and Environment appeared on the BBC News channel on Monday (27th January) talking about the recent period of flooding and responding to the current situation in Somerset. He pointed out that floods start on the land, and that along with targeted dredging where it can be shown to be beneficial, other solutions are needed, including working with farmers in the headwaters to reduce the release of water and sediment into lowland rivers.
13 January 2014
Southampton is a world class centre for Geographical research. As such we seek to support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who are at the cutting edge of the discipline. To achieve this we have launched a new initiative with the first Geography ‘Writing Fellowship’.
11 January 2014
Research funded by the Royal Society, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Worldwide Universities Network is exploring estimating aerodynamic roughness using surface terrain measurements of sandar (glacial outwash plains) in Iceland and salt pans (dry lakes) in Botswana.
10 January 2014
Southampton University won the rights to host the BSG Annual Conference in 2015.
11 December 2013
Research led by the University of Southampton has found that early humans were driven by a need for nutrient-rich food to select ‘special places’ in northern Europe as their main habitat. Evidence of their activity at these sites comes in the form of hundreds of stone tools, including handaxes.